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Posted: Thursday, April 6, 2017
United Way of the Florida Keys Receives Largest Financial Gift in History On April 5th, United Way of the Florida Keys received a $90,100 match donation from Publix Charities, the largest individual financial gift in the local nonprofit’s 36-year history.Publix Supermarkets runs a robust workplace campaign for UWFK, giving over $120,000 in donations from individual employees throughout the Keys. Publix is the largest workplace...
Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017
A newly updated study by United Way of Florida shows that almost 50% of households in Monroe County don’t make enough money to afford their basic necessities.The 2017 United Way of Florida’s ALICE report shows the number of families living below the survival threshold in Monroe County has increased since the report was first issued in 2012. ALICE (families and individuals who are “Asset-Limited Income-Constrained Employed...
Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2017
United Way of the Florida Keys Releases Application for 2017-18 Funding Cycle United Way of the Florida Keys is pleased to announce the release of their 2017-18 application for funding.Grant applications will be available online from January 5th to March 5th on our website at: http://www.keysunitedway.org/apply-united-way-funding. Our funding supports programs that meet a critical need for working families in Monroe County by providing...
Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
United Way of the Florida Keys to Implement $13,000 Volunteer Generation Fund GrantUnited Way of the Florida Keys is proud to be one of 22 organizations across Florida to receive Volunteer Florida’s $13,000 “Volunteer Generation Fund” grant.  UWFK will use the funding to engage over 300 skills based volunteers in STEM educational programming, specifically focusing on personal finance and tax preparation, and disaster...
Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016
On the morning of October 27th, UWFK staff read "The Bear Ate Your Sandwich" to three different preschool classes throughout the Keys as part of a nationwide campaign called "Read for the Record". Read for the Record was launched over a decade ago and serves to bring children and adults together to learn, laugh, and read. It encourages adults to read to children and promotes early childhood literacy. Thank you to the ...
Posted: Tuesday, September 6, 2016
The strength of the United Way network is immense. While each United Way, like ours here in the Florida Keys, is its own, separate 501 c(3) nonprofit organization, we often have the opportunity to work together to affect change. Sometimes we share educational or learning opportunities, sometimes we work together on branding or marketing efforts, and sometimes we come together in support of communities suffering from large crises. United Ways...
Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2016
"This summer, United Way of the Florida Keys will collect school supplies to distribute to over 8,000 Keys students.Florida Keys children need school supplies such as pencils, binders, notebooks, and backpacks as part of their studies. But some local families can’t afford these basic supplies. That’s why United Way of the Florida Keys and community partners are supporting the annual “Stuff the Bus” event, an effort...
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2016
"FKHSC is pleased to announce that they recently received a $6,000 grant from UWFK to help address the nutritional needs of young children in our community. Tot Time is one avenue that enables the Coalition to teach children and their parents about making good food choices and to assist parents with providing healthy snacks and meals for their families."Read the entire article here. 
Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
  "Kate Bauer-Jones, president of the United Way of the Florida Keys, said a survey of about 300 local voters indicated strong support for a Monroe County specialty tax on alcohol and tobacco for services that boost health care, food pantries, emergency housing, counseling and child care.Mayor Heather Carruthers endorsed "a direct funding stream" to agencies as a way to save county money now spent on human services for...
Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
United Way of the Florida Keys has announced that it will distribute a total of $155,000 in grants to 15 nonprofit agencies in 2016-17.The 15 programs were among 18 that applied for funding in one of three United Way focus areas: access to nutritious food for people in critical need; early childhood or after-school care with an educational or positive behavioral component; or safety net services, including information and referral or short-term...

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